We were invited to present bees in Fountain, NC this past Saturday. We borrowed an observation hive from another beekeeper and packed up some of our honey, honey samples, a learning hive, a smoker, our veils and our gloves. We spent about 3 hours talking about bees and giving out samples. I ended up selling […]
This spring as you start to look at your lawn, trying to decide if you should mow or treat or just let it go, consider just letting it go a little. It won’t be too hard to mow. Treating it with chemicals will kill off most of the insects that live there, including the […]
The final post about honey for this spring. I finally bottled all of it this afternoon, including the Clary Sage batch. I ended up with 38.25 pounds of honey in the end. All of the equipment is outside so the bees can clean it off and take the residue honey back to their hives. Tomorrow […]
I haven’t ever had much luck rendering beeswax from our bees. I am still going to try this year though as I have quite a bit of it. This latest batch looks so pure, I wonder if there will be may impurities at all. Look how pretty: I sold a bunch of honey […]
The time has come to harvest our spring honey. We pulled 17 frames out of our hives yesterday and will begin the process of extracting it this afternoon. It will probably take me the better part of the weekend to get all of the honey out, filtered and bottled. I took a couple of pictures […]
In addition to homeschooling and farming, we also keep honeybees. We currently have 5 hives and hope to have some honey soon.